Rajasthan Crisis: Governor Again Returns CM’s Proposal For Assembly Session

BP World Bureau | Jul 27 2020 11:53:01 AM
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JAIPUR: State government led by Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot sent a fresh proposal to Governor Kalraj Mishra asking for a session of the Rajasthan Assembly on July 31.

The recommendation was sent after the party members had a meeting on Saturday, July 25th. 

However, Governor Kalraj Mishra returned the fresh proposal. 

Meanwhile, the Supreme Court has begun hearing Assembly Speaker C P Joshi’s petition against the High Court’s refusal to initiate disqualification proceedings against former deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot and 18 rebel MLAs.

They are seeking an assembly on July 31st, as all queries have been answered in the latest recommendation.

Chief Minister Gehlot said he hoped the Governor would act soon. Congress party had also released a video titled ‘Speak Up For Democracy’ campaign calling out BJP's attempts to topple Congress-led governments in Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, and Rajasthan. 

In his letter to the governor, CM said that he wants the house to discuss the COVID-19 crisis, the “ruined economy” due to the lockdown, and have some political discussions as well.

Mayawati’s Bahujan Samaj Party weighed in on Ashok Gehlot versus Sachin Pilot crisis, said that the party would also approach the high court to reclaim the party’s six lawmakers who merged the legislative party with the Congress in 2019.